Road traffic injuries in developing countries: a comprehensive review of epidemiological studies

Authors: Odero, W.1; Garner, P.2; Zwi, A.3

Source: Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 2, Number 5, May 1997 , pp. 445-460(16)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults worldwide. Nearly three‐quarters of road deaths occur in developing countries and men comprise a mean 80% of casualties. This review summarizes studies on the epidemiology of motor vehicle accidents in developing countries and examines the evidence for association with alcohol.

Keywords: developing countries; fatalities; traffic injuries

Document Type: Original Article


Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Health Sciences, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya, 2: International Health Division, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, 3: Health Economics and Financing Programme, Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London

Publication date: May 1, 1997

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